2012 Wimbledon day 4 recap – Rafael Nadal Lost
Finally the weather at 2012 Wimbledon cooperated a bit better today for the players. There were no real big upsets on the women’s side at 2012 Wimbledon. It looked pretty standard, all seeded players went through their matches easily. Serena Williams moved on through easily, Sharapova, Kivitova, and Azerenka all had easy matches.
2012 Wimbledon men’s results
Just like the women, most every match was about as predictable as it gets. Andy Murray didn’t have much of a challenge when he faced Ivo Karlovic. Murray was able to handle the big serves pretty well. The Scot only dropped one set in his 2012 Wimbledon second round match. Mardy Fish also was able to pull out a solid win over James Ward in five sets.
Andy Roddick was also able to secure a spot in the 2012 Wimbledon third round. Roddick went three sets against Germany’s Bjorn Phau. This has got to be some good momentum for Roddick; after a slow year and only one title, his entry to the third round should be giving him the confidence that he needs to go the distance at 2012 Wimbledon.
The biggest news so far from 2012 Wimbledon is the Rosol v. Nadal tennis match . Holy smokes! This has to be the biggest upset of 2012. Hands down Nadal was outplayed in all but the fourth set. The world ranked #100 is playing his first ever Wimbledon main draw. The only other time that Rafael Nadal has lost in the second round was way back in 2005. The 2012 Wimbledon conditions you would think would favor the Spaniard. The courts are slow and soggy (similar to the red clay he love), so his big forehand would favor the conditions. Rosol beat Nadal, just plain beat Rafael Nadal. I don’t think I have ever seen Nadal so confused, he looked lost out on Centre Court. Every ball that Rosol hit was with purpose; every ball that came from Nadal’s racquet seemed low energy. Rosol closed out his 2012 Wimbledon second round match, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Now that Rafael Nadal lost in the 2012 Wimbledon second round, this opens up a whole new opportunity for Roger Federer! He will have an easier chance to catch that #1 spot again. All that has to happen for that to happen is Novak Djokovic losing in the quarters or sooner. Either way, I’m shocked that Rafael Nadal lost his 2012 Wimbledon second round. I am in complete shocked.
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